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COL James Lamar Stone

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COL James Lamar Stone

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was decorated for bravery in combat of November 21, 1951. Raised in south central Arkansas, he attended the University of Arkansas on an R.O.T.C. scholarship and was working for General Electric in Houston, Texas, when called to active duty in 1948. On the night of November 21, 1951, Stone was serving as a First Lieutenant with the 2nd. Battalion, 8th. Cavalry when he and his companny of 48 men were pinned down on a hill near Sokkogae, South Korea, by a force of about 800 Communist soldiers. Despite suffering three wounds and losing most of his troops Stone held his position, directed the evacuation of those able to leave, and protected his injured until losing consciousness, in the process killing roughly 545 of the enemy. Held in a Prisoner-of-War camp until exchanged on September 3, 1953, he was one of six men presented the Medal of Honor by President Eisenhower on October 27th. of that year. Stone subsequently served in Germany, commanded R.O.T.C. units in Fort Worth, and was posted to Viet Nam in 1971. Following his retirement he settled in Arlington, Texas, where he lived from 1980 on and was active in veteran's groups. The Colonel died of cancer; his decorations include the Medal of Honor, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL James Lamar Stone (27 Dec 1922–9 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100704644, citing Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .